E Welina Mai!

Environmental science is nature-based science that focuses primarily on aspects of our ‘āina and wai (land and water) and the importance they play in our daily life. The purpose of this website is to keep the community up to date on environmental opportunities around Hawaiʻi island.

Our Programs

Science Olympiad, Exploring the World of Science Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.

For more information! Visit Science Olympiad.

Manowai O Hanakahi Manowai O Hanakahi

Mānowai o Hanakahi is an environmental summer camp for middle and high school youths. A place-based and hands-on learning experience, program participants learn by working with UH Hilo staff and researchers, community members, and agency partners.

For more information! Visit Mānowai O Hanakahi.

Academic Connections UC San Diego: Academic Connections Hawaiʻi Course

Alakaʻi i ka Mālama Honua

The UC San Diego Academic Connections, Alaka'i i ka Mālama Honua, pre-college program partners with UH Hilo PIPES to connect high achieving high school students with college subject matter related to climate science in Big Island biomes.

For more information! Visit UC San Diego: Academic Connections.

Traveling STEAM Days Traveling STEAM Days!

a UH Hilo outreach program designed to encourage interest, excitement, and confidence within STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) for youths in grades K – 6. PIPES works with UH Hilo faculty, staff, and student volunteers to provide enriching experiences for the classroom and after school programs via fun activities and lessons for keiki!

For more information! Visit Traveling STEAM Days.

Facilities Tours may be avaliable upon special request. Please contact PIPES for details. UHPIPES@hawaii.edu

Past Events


Environmental curricular for educators, download our searchable spreadsheet.